Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Khwet (stem bowl)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1867 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fine woven bamboo covered in thitsi lacquer and engraved in the Pagan yun engraving technique.

  • Museum number:

    01337(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl on a short stemmed foot.
The pattern of green and gold on a red ground consists mainly of a series of double compartments - myin-mo design motif - containing mythical creatures or figures blending with the design in a "transitional" style. (perhaps signs of the zodiac).
Multiple bands of foliate and acheik patterns decorate the rim and base and foot of the bowl.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

before 1867 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Fine woven bamboo covered in thitsi lacquer and engraved in the Pagan yun engraving technique.

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm, Diameter: 21.5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Case 36- continued.] '01,337. BOWL. Bamboo and lacquer; Burmah. 7,281'

Descriptive line

Burmese bamboo and lacquer khwet (stem bowl) of yun (engraved) work. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885).Decorated on a red ground with figurative, acheik and foliate patterns in green and gold. ca. before 1867.

Materials

Bamboo; Thitsi lacquer; Pigment; Clay; Ash

Techniques

Basketry; Coating; Lacquering; Colouring; Engraving

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.